Day 13: $160 Challenge

He made the cookies!

A few days before we decided to do this blasted food budget challenge hubs bought ingredients to make these cookies. I have been waiting patiently for 2 weeks… o.m.g. They are totally worth the wait. Earth Balance is the only ingredient we did not have, so he subbed in 1 cup oil. This is definitely not a healthy recipe, but oh wells.



Try saying no to these babies.


Day 13:

Beginning Cash:     $110.79

Spent:     $0

Ending Cash:     $110.79



  • Espresso with rice milk and maple syrup


  • Toooo many Coooooooookies
  • Glass of rice milk
  • maybe I had a cocktail or 2…


  • 2 big bowls Split Pea Soup. This makes up for the rest of the day, right?
  • In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll probs have more cookies later.

Who wants to watch The Exorcist?

This Particular Split Pea Soup (tastes better than the name implies).


1 med onion, chopped

1 large carrot, chopped (optional)

1/2 Tbs or so garlic powder

1/2 Tbs or so Berbere Ethiopian seasoning (optional)

1 tsp or so ground cumin (optional)

3 Rapunzel Bouillon cubes or 6 servings any vegan bouillon

splash white cooking wine (optional)

16 oz dried split peas

6-7 c water


saute onions and carrots in oil over med-high heat for 2 min. Dump on seasonings. Stir. Pour in wine. Stir. Add bouillon and split peas. Stir. Add water. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer. Cover 45 minutes. Uncover, remove from heat, and stir. Wait 10-15 min before serving.

The same recipe can be made with dried yellow split peas, or any kind of dried lentil. I just happened to have a bag of split peas in the pantry.



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